Biden Blows It On Carter, Tells Of Doing Eulogy Before Apologizing

In this Feb. 20, 1978, file photo, President Jimmy Carter listens to Sen. Joseph R. Biden, D-Del., as they wait to speak at fund raising reception at Padua Academy in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File)
  • Immediately after President Biden accidentally revealed a previously unknown detail about former President Carter’s health toward the end of a speech Monday evening, before admitting he “should not have said that.”
  • Carter, whose health is waning and has been placed on hospice care at his home, instructed Biden to deliver his eulogy, the president revealed during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
  • “He asked me to do his eulogy – excuse me I shouldn’t say that,” Biden remarked. “I spent time with Jimmy Carter and it’s finally caught up with him. But they found a way to keep him going for a lot longer than they anticipated because they found a breakthrough.”